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2010 Ford Fusion Spied--New Face and All

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TheCarConnection.com's spy photographers may have gotten one step closer to revealing the face of the new 2010 Ford Fusion with our first shots of a mule completely free of the usual heavy vinyl camouflage. Until now, even the earliest, rough Fusion mules were wearing the heavy front bras, covering their makeshift grilles and front bumpers. Now we can fully assess lines residing beneath the camouflage.

While the front fascia revealed here is obviously an approximation of the final look of the revamped 2010 Ford Fusion, the outlines, cut lines, shapes, and relationships are telling. Judging from this mule, it appears that Ford's three-bar grille design may survive, but the look of the 2010 Ford Fusion is very different from the current car. The mule's grille looks much bolder than the current model, with the top grille slat dipping down in the center for something of a "smiley" look. The grille dips down into the front bumper, while the outer edges of the bumper slant upward as they reach the side of the car. Such a slant would necessitate reshaped headlights, to accommodate the new bumper shape.

This mule shows cut lines for tall air inlets at the outer edges of the front bumper, which will also hold place for fog lamps. The shape and positioning of the inlets match perfectly the details seen beneath the camo on prior 2010 Ford Fusion prototypes.

It also appears that the changes will go a bit further than just the front fascia, as a new sharp character line on the front bumper can be seen wrapping around toward the front fender. The new surface development suggests may mean that the new 2010 Ford Fusion will be getting some chunkier front fenders, making the redesign a bit more extensive than a mere midcycle face-lift. We'll have to wait and see a more finished prototype to confirm this.--KGP Photography

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  1. Are they serious?????
    The fgrille looks like it has been in an accident.
    It looks even worse than the so-called "freshened" Focus that 25,000 buy every month, despite its shaving machine grill and outdated design, not being able to afford Explorers and Exzpeditions and F150s any more.. (While in Europe they have already been getting the far better 2nd Gen Focus..)
     
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  2. OK, if it was a diguised mule, I take this back, but, again, it is boring as hell, the corporate non-functional horiz strips. Geez. How many billions did they spend on their designers to cope up with that?
     
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  3. If the design looks like it was in an accident then it is a flop. Why is the top grill bent like that? It looks like a bent step on a ladder. When it comes to its recent styling efforts ford looks like it has lost its direction.
     
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  4. This is completely untrue, it´s so funny that they really take serious these as the next fusion you can see that it´s just a really ugly front bumper, guess aftermarket or something. Just look at the headlights they are exactly the same as the current Fusion, and I know from good source that those are gonna change.
     
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  5. Not bad. When is Mark Fields going to be replaced. He is over his head, and everyone knows it. Long overdue! Allan, now is the time....
     
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  6. I don't think Allan ever cared, he may be gone himself soon.
    As for Fields, his pic should be next to the Dictionary Def of "SNAKE OIL SALESMAN".
    What a clueless clown.
     
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  7. The car has camoflague on it, so no, this isn't the grill. It's purposefully covering the grill so that we can't see it, and remember this is only a refreshining, not a revamp.
     
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  8. Good comment Henry, its not like this is the final product.
     
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